British Comedy Guide

Only Fools And Horses. Image shows from L to R: Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst), Del (David Jason), Grandad (Lennard Pearce). Copyright: BBC.

Only Fools And Horses

BBC One sitcom about two market traders. 64 episodes (7 series), 1981 - 2003. Stars David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Buster Merryfield, Lennard Pearce and others.

Series 4, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 2pm.

Series 2, Episode 3 - A Losing Streak

Del's been dealt a few dodgy hands by Boycie in their card school and he's losing money rapidly. Believing that a losing streak can't last forever, he invites Boycie round for another poker game to win back his money, and is prepared to back himself with everything he owns... including Grandad's tellies!

Full synopsis

Del is getting into financial trouble - even his double-headed coin can't help him win. He's gambling away his money with no sign of stopping, and he's already £150 down.

Nevertheless, when Boycie challenges him to a winner-takes-all poker game, Del is eager to host it in his flat in Mandela House.

As the night progresses, Del's luck goes from bad to worse as he ends up owing Boycie all his money, the TITCO van, Grandad's cash, jewellery and even a collection of loose change.

But all is not lost, as Del finally turns the tables on Boycie in revenge for fixing all the previous card games in his favour.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th November 1982
30 minutes


  1. Friday 17th June 2011 at 9:20pm on Gold
  2. Saturday 18th June 2011 at 5:00pm on Gold
  3. Friday 8th July 2011 at 2:10pm on BBC1
  4. Saturday 16th July 2011 at 5:15pm on Gold
  5. Sunday 17th July 2011 at 2:30pm on Gold
  6. Friday 2nd September 2011 at 10:00pm on Gold
  7. Saturday 3rd September 2011 at 6:40pm on Gold
  8. Sunday 25th September 2011 at 4:40pm on Gold
  9. Monday 26th September 2011 at 11:20am on Gold
  10. Friday 25th November 2011 at 2:10pm on BBC1
  11. Thursday 19th January 2012 at 7:20pm on Gold
  12. Friday 20th January 2012 at 5:20pm on Gold
  13. Wednesday 29th February 2012 at 9:20pm on Gold
  14. Thursday 1st March 2012 at 3:20pm on Gold
  15. Saturday 7th April 2012 at 7:40pm on Gold
  16. Sunday 8th April 2012 at 12:40pm on Gold
  17. Thursday 3rd May 2012 at 9:00pm on Gold
  18. Friday 4th May 2012 at 3:40pm on Gold
  19. Saturday 4th August 2012 at 5:15pm on Gold
  20. Sunday 5th August 2012 at 11:45am on Gold
  21. Friday 7th September 2012 at 2:10pm on BBC1
  22. Saturday 8th September 2012 at 12:40pm on Gold
  23. Monday 15th October 2012 at 8:20pm on Gold
  24. Tuesday 16th October 2012 at 2:20pm on Gold
  25. Monday 28th January 2013 at 9:40pm on Gold
  26. Tuesday 29th January 2013 at 1:30am on Gold
  27. Friday 8th February 2013 at 2:15pm on BBC1
  28. Saturday 23rd March 2013 at 6:15pm on Gold
  29. Sunday 24th March 2013 at 1:10pm on Gold
  30. Tuesday 14th May 2013 at 6:20pm on Gold
  31. Wednesday 15th May 2013 at 1:40pm on Gold
  32. Friday 12th July 2013 at 2:30pm on BBC1
  33. Tuesday 6th August 2013 at 6:40pm on Gold
  34. Monday 7th October 2013 at 9:00pm on Gold
  35. Tuesday 8th October 2013 at 5:40pm on Gold
  36. Monday 17th February 2014 at 7:00pm on Gold
  37. Tuesday 18th February 2014 at 1:10pm on Gold
  38. Saturday 19th April 2014 at 6:40pm on Gold
  39. Sunday 20th April 2014 at 1:50pm on Gold
  40. Friday 16th May 2014 at 8:20pm on Gold
  41. Saturday 17th May 2014 at 3:35pm on Gold
  42. Saturday 2nd August 2014 at 12:35pm on Gold
  43. Monday 15th September 2014 at 8:00pm on Gold
  44. Tuesday 16th September 2014 at 5:30pm on Gold
  45. Thursday 20th November 2014 at 8:00pm on Gold
  46. Friday 21st November 2014 at 6:00pm on Gold
  47. Thursday 26th February 2015 at 9:40pm on Gold
  48. Friday 27th February 2015 at 5:40pm on Gold
  49. Sunday 10th May 2015 at 1:50pm on Gold
  50. Monday 20th July 2015 at 7:00pm on Gold
  51. Tuesday 21st July 2015 at 4:20pm on Gold
  52. Sunday 16th August 2015 at 5:15pm on Gold
  53. Monday 17th August 2015 at 2:20pm on Gold
  54. Monday 14th September 2015 at 9:20pm on Gold
  55. Tuesday 15th September 2015 at 3:30pm on Gold
  56. Saturday 26th December 2015 at 10:05pm on Gold
  57. Sunday 27th December 2015 at 2:05pm on Gold
  58. Thursday 10th March 2016 at 8:40pm on Gold
  59. Friday 11th March 2016 at 2:00pm on Gold
  60. Saturday 16th April 2016 at 4:20pm on Gold
  61. Sunday 17th April 2016 at 3:40pm on Gold
  62. Sunday 17th July 2016 at 1:35pm on Gold
  63. Sunday 17th July 2016 at 6:15pm on Gold
  64. Saturday 6th August 2016 at 2:20pm on Gold
  65. Sunday 7th August 2016 at 2:15pm on Gold
  66. Friday 9th September 2016 at 7:55pm on Gold
  67. Saturday 10th September 2016 at 11:25am on Gold
  68. Wednesday 12th October 2016 at 11:20am on Gold
  69. Wednesday 12th October 2016 at 5:40pm on Gold
  70. Saturday 29th October 2016 at 9:00pm on Gold
  71. Sunday 30th October 2016 at 6:15pm on Gold
  72. Saturday 19th November 2016 at 11:55am on Gold
  73. Sunday 20th November 2016 at 11:00am on Gold
  74. Saturday 26th November 2016 at 2:55pm on Gold
  75. Sunday 27th November 2016 at 1:30pm on Gold
  76. Monday 26th December 2016 at 6:05pm on Gold
  77. Tuesday 27th December 2016 at 2:05pm on Gold
  78. Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 8:00pm on Gold
  79. Thursday 19th January 2017 at 8:40pm on Gold
  80. Saturday 21st January 2017 at 6:25pm on Gold
  81. Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 5:00pm on Gold
  82. Saturday 4th March 2017 at 6:20pm on Gold
  83. Sunday 5th March 2017 at 2:35pm on Gold
  84. Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 2:20pm on Gold
  85. Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 7:40pm on Gold
  86. Tuesday 30th May 2017 at 10:00am on Gold
  87. Tuesday 30th May 2017 at 6:40pm on Gold
  88. Saturday 3rd June 2017 at 8:50pm on Gold
  89. Sunday 4th June 2017 at 4:50pm on Gold
  90. Friday 23rd June 2017 at 12:40pm on Gold
  91. Friday 23rd June 2017 at 5:20pm on Gold
  92. Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 9:20pm on Gold
  93. Thursday 3rd August 2017 at 2:00pm on Gold
  94. Thursday 3rd August 2017 at 6:45pm on Gold
  95. Sunday 20th August 2017 at 11:40am on Gold
  96. Monday 21st August 2017 at 9:40am on Gold
  97. Monday 11th September 2017 at 12:10pm on Gold
  98. Monday 11th September 2017 at 3:30pm on Gold
  99. Thursday 14th September 2017 at 1:35pm on Gold
  100. Thursday 14th September 2017 at 4:55pm on Gold
  101. Monday 25th September 2017 at 5:50pm on Gold
  102. Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 12:10pm on Gold
  103. Saturday 18th November 2017 at 11:00am on Gold
  104. Saturday 18th November 2017 at 4:00pm on Gold
  105. Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7:20pm on Gold
  106. Thursday 15th February 2018 at 6:40pm on Gold
  107. Saturday 24th February 2018 at 12:00pm on Gold
  108. Sunday 25th February 2018 at 11:15am on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Del
Nicholas Lyndhurst Rodney
Lennard Pearce Grandad
Roger Lloyd-Pack Trigger
John Challis Boycie
Guest cast
Michael G Jones Customer in Nags Head
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
Ray Butt Producer
Mike Taylor Editor
Andy Dimond Production Designer

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